Vine Varieties

It is usually found on the south coast of the island, mainly in Calheta, Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. Early ripening grape variety. It is characterized by small, cylindrical-conical, compact bunches. The grapes are round, small and yellowish-green in color, with a thin skin. Terrantez produces half sweet and half dry Madeira wines.

Because it is considered a rare grape variety, the people ascribe to it a popular saying: “The grapes of the Terrantez variety, neither eat nor give them, for wine God made them!“.